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Idriss Deby, President of Chad

President of Chad

Idriss Deby, President of Chad (re-elected on Apr 10, 2016 with 61.6% of the vote; Turnout is 76.1%) Born in 1952, in Fada, Ennedi, Chad; son of a shepherd; married, four wives; children: ten. Education: Military officers’ academy in Chad, attended; L’Institut Aeronautique Amaury de la Grange, pilot’s license, 1976. Politics: Patriotic Movement of...Read More »

Faustin Archange Touadera, President of the Central African Republic

President of the Central African Republic

Faustin Archange Touadera, President of the Central African Republic (Elected on Feb 14, 2016) Faustin-Archange Touadéra (born 21 April 1957) is a Central African politician and academic who served as Prime Minister of the Central African Republic from January 2008 to January 2013. According to the announcement of the national electoral authority made on February...Read More »

Nouri Abusahmain, President of Libya (since Aug 4, 2014)

Leader of Libya

Nouri Abusahmain, President of Libya (since Aug 4, 2014) Nouri Abusahmain (Arabic : نوري أبو سهمين) is a Libyan politician. He is a major figure on the Islamist side of the 2014 Libyan Conflict and founder of the LROR group which is considered “terrorist” by the internationally recognized Libyan parliament. He is reported to...Read More »

President of Algeria

Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria (re-elected on Apr 17, 2014) 1937 March 2: Born in Oujda (today Morocco) to a father of origin in Tlemcen. 1956: Bouteflika finishes his secondary education, and joins the ALN (Armée de libération nationale), which is part of FLN. 1957: Starts serving as officer, working specifically out of Oujda,...Read More »

Mswati III, King of Swaziland

King of Swaziland

Mswati III, King of Swaziland (Eswatini) Mswati III (born Makhosetive on April 19, 1968) of Swaziland is the king of Swaziland, and head of the Swazi Royal Family. He succeeded his late father, Sobhuza II, in 1986. Early life He was the second of 210 sons of the elderly King Sobhuza II, (who had...Read More »

Mohamed Ould Abd AZIZ, President of Mauritania

President of Mauritania

Mohamed Ould Abd AZIZ, President of Mauritania General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz (var. Muhammad Abdel-‘Aziz, Ould Abdelaziz, born 1956) is a Mauritanian military officer. He was a leading figure in the August 2005 coup that deposed President Maaouya Ould Sid’Ahmed Taya, and in August 2008 he led another coup that toppled President Sidi Ould...Read More »